National Association of State Approving Agencies
National Association of State Approving Agencies
Advocates for quality education and training programs for our nation's veterans.
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NASAA President's Message 2019

This year, as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the GI Bill ®, it truly an honor to serve as President of the National Association of State Approving Agencies (NASAA). As a proud Army veteran, I fully understand that the ultimate goal of NASAA has been and always will be to protect and strengthen the GI Bill. It is our responsibility to the brave men and women who unselfishly serve and protect our nation today are assured that they will continue to receive the same and expanded benefits, services and protections of the GI Bill as did the millions of other veterans who served before them in the past three-quarters of a century.
NASAA exists to safeguard these federally-funded benefits by approving educational, vocational, and professional programs in every state so that our Veterans may obtain the skills and training to transition into secure and fulfilling positions in the civilian workforce.
As President, I will focus on identifying and implementing the tools and processes that can help make NASAA more effective as an association. NASAA has been blessed with rock-solid and innovative leadership and a committed membership base for since its founding 70 years ago. We are proud of what we have accomplished but understand the need to embrace strategies for sustained innovation to keep us strong and viable as we look towards the decades ahead.
We can only fulfill our mission by continuing to strengthen our partnerships with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, our Veterans Services Organizations, and our state and federal legislators. As President, I am committed to working with our leadership, our members, and our many partners to join our minds, hands and efforts toward the good of this Association and most importantly, for the good of the millions of Veterans and their families that are the reason we exist.
I hope you learn more about NASAA on our website and I invite you to visit us on Facebook to stay abreast of how our Association is working daily for America’s veterans.
                                                Annie Walker
                                                Deputy Commissioner
                                                Virginia Department of Veterans Services
                                                National Association of State Approving Agencies (NASAA)